VR Benchmarks

As for Virtual Reality, I love it but it is more demanding than traditional gaming. This is partially because of the resolutions needed to render for two eyes and because they render more than what is immediately visible. But also because of post effects to get the proper “fisheye” effect for it to look proper in your eyes with the HMD. You also have to have much higher expectations for frame rates in VR, skipping frames or lower FPS can actually cause motion sickness in VR. Because of that, I ran a few tests.

My first test was again in Superposition. This time I tested the VR Maximum and VR Future tests using the Vive resolution. Like in the other Superposition test, the Gaming OC outperformed most of the overclocked RTX 2060 SUPERs at the lower Maximum detail setting but the future detail setting it dropped back behind them. It was the fastest of all three RX 5700 XT’s as well.

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My other VR tests were using VRMark for their Blue Room and Cyan room tests. These are similar to the Superposition tests in that one is a high detail for today and the other (the blue room test) is a future-looking benchmark. This ended up being sorted by the blue room test and as you can see in that higher detail setting the RX 5700 XT falls behind but in the Cyan Room benchmark it outperformed all of the RTX 2060 SUPERs. This time around the Gaming OC was last of the three XT’s tested, they are so close that they keep trading places.

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